Plummer, Christopher

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Plummer, Christopher Gender: M
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer
born on 13 December 1929
Place Toronto, Ontario (CAN), 43n39, 79w23
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
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Christopher Plummer (at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival)
photo: MiamiFilmFestival, license cc-by-sa-2.0


Canadian actor whose career spanned seven decades, earning him an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a British Academy Film Award. He is one of the few performers to receive the Triple Crown of Acting, and the only Canadian. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the age of 82 for Beginners (2010), becoming the oldest actor to win an acting award, and he received a nomination at the age of 88 for All the Money in the World, making him the oldest person to be nominated in an acting category.

He is known for portraying Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965), and has portrayed numerous major historical figures, including Roman emperor Commodus in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington in Waterloo (1970), Rudyard Kipling in The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Mike Wallace in The Insider (1999), Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station (2009), Kaiser Wilhelm II in The Exception (2016), and J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World (2017).

Plummer married three times. His first wife was the actress Tammy Grimes, whom he married in 1956. Their marriage lasted four years, and they had a daughter together, the actress Amanda Plummer (born 1957). Plummer was next married to journalist Patricia Lewis from 4 May 1962 until their divorce in 1967. He married actress Elaine Taylor on 2 October 1970. He has no children by either his second or third marriages.

Plummer's memoir, In Spite of Myself, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in November 2008. Plummer was a patron of Theatre Museum Canada.

Christopher Plummer died on 5 February 2021 at his home in Weston, Connecticut, aged 91, after suffering complications from a fall.

Link to Wikipedia biography


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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released November 2008 (Memoir, "In Spite of Myself")
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice, The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec), 17 Dec 1929, page 7, born at The Private Patients' Pavilion, Toronto General Hospital, no time given.

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  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Only daughter, actress Amanda Plummer)
  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Fall)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage, video)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoir, "In Spite of Myself")
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (Two)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Supporting Actor, "Beginners")
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (Companion of the Order of Canada)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Two)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award